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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward | #7

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (6) / MLW
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Ersan Ilyasova played 29 minutes against the Blazers on Friday, scoring 24 points with six rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.
The 76ers outshined the Blazers from deep with Ilyasova and Robert Covington coming through. Even with Dario Saric playing much better, Ilyasova still has found plenty of minutes with 27.4 per game in his last five. His floor-spacing addition was the main reason why the 76ers picked him up and it is absolutely working. He is a hold in standard leagues despite some potential roadblocks to value. Jan 20 - 11:15 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova drained three 3-pointers and 7-of-14 shots overall on Wednesday, finishing with 18 points, five boards, two assists and zero turnovers in 24 minutes.

Ilyasova has been putting in extra work on his shot after practices lately, and it paid off tonight. He's been an unlikely success story since joining the Sixers this season, establishing top-100 value with averages of 14.2 points, 2.1 triples, 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks. The bad news is that Ben Simmons' return looms over him, and Dario Saric is playing well lately, so his rest-of-season outlook isn't the best.
Jan 18 - 10:33 PM

Ersan Ilyasova went 5-of-16 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line Sunday, on his way to 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one block and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

Over the past few weeks, Ilyasova had been draining an unsustainable 48.7 percent of his shot attempts, but over the past two, we've seen a regression to the mean with Ilyasova going a combined 8-of-37 from the field. The efficiency will come and go, but as long as he's starting, Ilyasova should bring enough to the box score on a nightly basis to sustain a mid-round evaluation in 9-cat leagues.
Jan 8 - 2:48 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hinted that he would like to re-sign with the 76ers this summer when he hits free agency.

"I like the team," Ilyasova said. "I like the way we play. I see a bright future with this team." 76ers president Bryan Colangelo said a couple weeks ago that the team would "really like to see him continue to be a 76er" after this season, as the veteran has been playing really well and is a great fit in the locker room. Considering the 76ers view him as part of their future, that should help his minutes remain safe down the stretch. He's averaging 16.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.8 triples over his last five games.
Jan 2 - 9:15 AM

Ersan Ilyasova matched his season-high 23 points against the Nuggets on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, one assist and five 3-pointers.

That's two straight double-doubles, 13 straight games with double-digit scoring, and a season high in treys. Ilyasova has seen some added run because coach Brett Brown has rested his bigs in the last two, but his minutes have still held steady in the upper 20s. Ghostface Ilya looks mighty healthy and turned in sixth-round value in December. He may not be that good going forward, but he should be owned in standard leagues.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 02:19:00 AM

Ersan Ilyasova is starting next to Joel Embiid on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

Jahlil Okafor (rest) is not expected to play, so Ilyasova will make his second consecutive start. His usage rate takes a slight hit when he plays next to Embiid, but he's still a strong play and is averaging 15.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.0 triples in 15 previous starts this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 16 points in a start against the Jazz on Thursday, adding 12 rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.

He was able to keep the 76ers in this one until they were thumped 30-9 in the fourth quarter. The 76ers are much better with Ilyasova next to Joel Embiid and coach Brett Brown has hinted he may ditch the Embiid and Jahlil Okafor starting lineup, so maybe he can get going again. He's still a hold in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:52:00 AM

Sergio Rodriguez, Nik Stauskas, Robert Covington, Ersan Ilyasova and Jahlil Okafor will start against the Jazz on Thursday.

With Joel Embiid (rest) and Gerald Henderson (hip) out, coach Brett Brown will not go with a double-big lineup even against the largest frontcourt of Utah. Ilyasova should get most of the minutes at the four and should get some at the three, which should put him at about 24-28 minutes tonight. He's in play in in a sub-par matchup, but the double-big lineups lately have hurt his value a tad going forward.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Ersan Ilyasova is expected to start in place of Joel Embiid (rest) on Thursday vs. the Jazz.

Nerlens Noel is expected to get a bump in playing time as well and could see around 20 minutes as the backup center behind Jahlil Okafor. As for Ilyasova, he has a 22.5 usage rate with Embiid off the court compared to 19.9 when they are sharing the floor, so he's a strong option in all formats tonight. He's also averaging a solid 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.4 triples over his last five games.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:29:00 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points with two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

Ersanity is still getting more than enough minutes even with all three centers in Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel playing. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals, and he was averaging 16.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.3 triples in his previous 11 December games. Against all odds, he's still worth owning in standard leagues and it's obvious that coach Brett Brown loves him.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 01:57:00 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 points with four rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

Even though Ilyasova isn't getting minutes next to the big guys as a three, his minutes haven't suffered. In the last four with Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor active, Ilyasova ranks second on the team in minutes with 26.9, averaging 15.3 points, 6.3 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.0 treys. He's holding up just fine as a low-end hold in standard leagues.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:52:00 PM

Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench on Sunday for 22 points on 7-of-12 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs, hitting four 3-pointers with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 30 minutes.

The Sixers faced a Nets team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency, and Ilyasova took full advantage of the matchup. His role has been clarified with Nerlens Noel falling out of the rotation, but he's still a somewhat shaky rest-of-season option with Dario Saric (seven points, eight boards in 24 minutes) waiting in the wings at PF.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Ersan Ilyasova double-doubled off the bench on Friday vs. the Lakers, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds in 27 minutes.

The 76ers started Jahlil Okafor next to Joel Embiid for the second straight game because they are looking for ways to accommodate all three centers including Nerlens Noel (eight minutes). Ilyasova hit 6-of-14 shots and 1-of-8 triples with one assist and one steal, so his owners may want to hang onto him until we see how this frontcourt rotation plays out over the next few weeks. Ersanity lives on for now.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 12:17:00 AM

Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench vs. the Raptors on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Head coach Brett Brown is likely to mix-and-match his lineups based upon the opponents -- Joel Embiid started at PF tonight, partly because Pascal Siakam wasn't a threat from the perimeter. Ilyasova has been surprisingly good in a Sixers uniform, but the vagaries of the frontcourt rotation make him a shaky option in 12-team leagues.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:46:00 PM

Ersan Ilyasova will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

Head coach Brett Brown is rolling out a big starting frontcourt of Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid, but Brown said he doesn't believe the demotion to the second unit will affect Ilyasova's minutes. Ilyasova is only averaging 26.5 minutes a night, so he could reasonable see that amount of time running with the second unit, although Dario Saric's value could suffer a sizable hit here.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Sergio Rodriguez
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
4Chasson Randle
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Nik Stauskas
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
PF1Ben Simmons
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Dario Saric
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Nerlens Noel
4Richaun Holmes